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Virginia Tech Department of Physics

Faculty Positions in Condensed Matter Physics: Computational Physics

The College of Science at Virginia Tech, in cooperation with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS, http://www.eng.vt.edu/ictas/) is seeking to strengthen research in nanoscale and computational sciences through interdisciplinary faculty hires across multiple departments (http://www.cos.vt.edu). As part of this initiative, the Department of Physics anticipates tenure-track openings in Condensed Matter Physics to start in the fall of 2006. Theorists with an emphasis on computational studies of nanoscale, soft matter, or biological physics are especially encouraged to apply. The levels of the positions are open. Complementary searches across the Colleges of Science and Engineering are in progress. Further information can be found at http://www.phys.vt.edu, and questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof. Uwe C. Täuber, Chair, Condensed Matter Physics Search, Physics Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0435, (540) 231-8998, email: tauber@vt.edu. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.vt.edu/. The application package should include a cover letter, resume, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for (at least) three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the Search Chair. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2006, and continue until the positions are filled. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and the recipient of an NSF Advance grant which opens up a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women in science and engineering (http://www.advance.vt.edu). The physics department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program, to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Kim Dix, Physics Department, (540) 231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Assistant Professor of Physics

Applications are invited to fill the position of a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics working in the field of nanoparticles for biomedical imaging and therapeutic applications who will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, including physicists, materials scientists, chemists, cell biologists, biomedical engineers, and clinical faculty supported by the NSF and NIH funded nanoscience, biomaterials, sensors, and spectroscopy programs. We are particularly interested in an experimentalist with a background in one or more of the following areas: biomedical imaging using nanoparticles, functionalization of nanoparticle surfaces with biomarkers, interaction of functionalized nanoparticles with cellular and sub-cellular structures, and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence, and scanning near field optical microscopy used for clinical applications of nanoparticles. There are state of the art facilities available to support this multi-disciplinary research effort. See department of physics website at www.phy.uab.edu for more information. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree in physics, but all related disciplines are invited to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to seek and obtain extramural research funding and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and supervising research at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should send CV, descriptions of research plans, teaching plans/philosophy and names (inc. address, tel., fax, and email address) of three or more references and arrange for at least one letter of reference to be sent to David L. Shealy, Chair, Dept. of Physics, 1530 3rd Ave. South, CH310, UAB, Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 (dls@uab.edu ). Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. UAB is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

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